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Students read various health articles. In this being active health lesson, students discover why it is important to be active and eat healthy foods. Students read articles about sleep, the food pyramid and energy.
Young learners explore addition and subtraction in an activity designed around the food pyramid. Pairs work together to collect pictures of foods that fit in each of the categories, then they add and subtract their pictures to come up with different sums and differences. An excellent worksheet is included in this activity as well.
What does serving size and portion control have to do with 60% of Americans being overweight? Well frankly, quite a bit. Read some information that talks about portion size and childhood obesity. Take a look at what serving sizes should be according to the food pyramid guidelines. Discuss what can be done to prevent obesity; it is all related to the food choices one makes throughout life. There are 10 lessons in this unit from Do Something, Inc. Well worth the time.
Learners design, build, draw, or bake a creature of their choice and present to the class. They write a paper including the creature's habitat, method of getting energy, their creature as a producer or consumer, predator or prey species and where it is on the food pyramid.
The Food Pyramid is an important tool for youngsters to be introduced to. This lesson succeeds at combining direct instruction with artwork and a movement activity to help young learners discover the food pyramid. A cut-and-paste activity at the end will produce a nice poster which can be displayed in the classroom.
Students examine the Food Pyramid to discover the foods they need to eat to have a healthy body. Using food brought to class, they must place the food in the correct category in the pyramid. In groups, they test food samples for fat content and discuss their results as a class.
In this healthy foods worksheet, students read a 2 page article on the food pyramid and eating healthy foods. Students answer 10 questions with multiple choice answers.
Students develop their own school menu with as many healthy choices as possible. They keep a journal of what they eat on one day and then research nutrition. They present their new menu to the judging committee.
Students explore and write about healthy and unhealthy food choices as well as share their own food likes and dislikes.
First graders explore the importance of balanced meals. They play a fishing game to help them select foods to make up a balanced meal.
Sixth graders record what they eat for an entire day. They use the Food Pyramid and determine whether or not they ate the recommended amounts and recommended foods. They write a plan of how they could improve their eating habits.
Fifth graders make good food choices that leads them to healthy lives. They list the food groups and recommend serving sizes. They create a plan to a balanced and healthy diet. They investigate how many servings of each food group they consume and if they meet or surpass the recommended serving size based upon age, sex and exercise level.
Students examine the food pyramid. In this healthy eating lesson, students discover the parts of the food pyramid and how much to eat from each section. They cut out pictures to glue on their food pyramid.
Identify and develop health food choices with your class. Start by having them develop a healthy menu. They will also identify and record healthy serving sizes of nutritious foods. Then use the Food Pyramid as a guide as they develop a menu for a healthy breakfast and snack.
Students complete a number of activities to learn about food and nutrition. They listen to stories, make a collage, play food bingo, and examine the food pyramid as they investigate healthy eating choices.
Learners examine different food groups and identify the daily amounts of each that are necessary for healthy eating.  In this food pyramid lesson students evaluate their own diets and see how they can eat more nutritiously. 
Fourth graders investigate the tourist regions of New York state and plan a trip to one of them using a map. They plan the financial and travel plans, and keep a photo album of their trip.
Pupils determine which foods help keep our bodies healthy. They identify the six food groups and classify different food items into the correct categories of the food pyramid. They evaluate for one week the foods that they eat and record a daily log.
Learners learn about healthy eating habits. In this nutrition lesson plan, students are introduced to the food pyramid. They name ten of the food pictures and make a balanced meal.
Fourth graders learn the five basic food groups and what each one consists of. They develop an understanding of why eating healthy is important. They have background knowledge in healthy eating due to the exposure in previous health lessons.

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